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Wageningen University

Sustainable & Inclusive Landscapes

Wageningen University via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

We’re facing a number of complex and interrelated problems such as rising food prices, economic downturn, climate change, and increased competition on the use of natural resources.

Integrated landscape approaches have the power to help us solve these problems. They offer new insights and opportunities for sustainable development but demand new skills and knowledge.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), diverse landscape stakeholders need to find a common ground and learn to understand plural and complex landscape issues, processes and perspectives.

Join this programme to understand what changes and skills are needed to make these changes and what your role in this should be. Thinking from a spatial perspective, this programme focuses on the multi-functionality and cross-sector nature of landscapes.

In this Professional Certificate Programme you will learn about four major elements in landscape thinking:

  • Integrated Landscape Finance
  • Landscape Governance
  • Landscape Leadership
  • Climate change and climate action

The programme consists of online courses in which you will learn that the application of landscape approaches to address complex developmental and environmental challenges requires a shift in mind-set, perspective and skillset.

The courses in this programme have been developed to enhance your ability to think beyond the sector and in a more integrated and transformative manner. The courses will equip you with the skills and tools needed to transform your landscapes and teach you how to integrate the necessary climate action. Not only will you be able to analyse, you will learn how to bring knowledge into action in order to promote climate smart landscapes on a local scale and/or across the world.

The Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes programme is developed and delivered by a network of globally active partners under the momentum and umbrella of the Global Landscapes Forum

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Landscape Leadership: Catalyse Sustainable Development in Landscapes

Learn how to become a landscape leader! Get the skills to mobilise human resources, manage and resolve conflict and facilitate and motivate stakeholders to achieve SDG-focused sustainable change.



Course 2: Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales

Finding local solutions to global challenges relies on collaboration & innovation. Equip yourself with the knowledge & skills to design and implement effective landscape governance that harnesses the power of place for sustainable landscape solutions.



Course 3: Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes

Bridge the gap between finance and landscape! Learn to navigate the web of landscape financial flows, mechanisms and requirements toward developing cutting-edge business cases and models for sustainable development in landscapes.



Course 4: Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes

There is no planet B. It's time to take effective climate action for which collaboration and innovation are key. This online course will boost your knowledge and skills to help you move from analysis to action in order to develop climate smart landscapes across the world.



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Taught by

Assumpta Uzamukunda, James Mulkerrins, Seth Shames, Cora van Oosten, Pooja Munshi, Gerhard Mulder, Ilse Hennemann, Tossa Joan Harding, Hans Bolcher and Salina Abraham

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